Roy Harris

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Roy Harris

Name: Roy Harris
Hometown: Cut and Shoot, Texas, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 183cm
Reach: 185cm
Pro Boxer: Record


  • Won Texas State Heavyweight Championship in 1955.
  • Won Heavyweight Champion of the South in 1956.
  • Named The Ring magazine Progress of the Year fighter for 1957.
  • Challenged Floyd Patterson for World Heavyweight title on Aug. 18, 1958 [lost by TKO in the 13th].
  • Nicknamed Roy "Cut 'N Shoot" Harris because he was from Cut and Shoot, Texas.
  • Harris graduated from Sam Houston State College and was a secondary school teacher. He later became an attorney after he retired from boxing.
  • As an amateur, Harris was a four-time state Golden Gloves champ (1952-55) and won state Olympic Trials in 1952. Harris was the winner of the Joe Louis Sportsmanship Award at the 1954 national Golden Gloves.

External Links

  • Newspaper article about Roy "Cut 'N Shoot" Harris - A Fighter From The Start [1]
  • Cut and Shoot - Good Place To Come From (article on heavyweight challenger Roy Harris), Life (magazine), August 11, 1958 [2]
  • Video: Roy Harris training for Floyd Patterson bout in 1958 [3]
  • AP newspaper article of July 11, 1958 on Roy Harris training for his bout with Floyd Patterson [4]
  • UPI newspaper article of August 20, 1958 on Harris-Patterson bout [5]
  • Video: Roy Harris vs. Sonny Liston, 1960 [6]
  • AP newspaper article of April 26, 1960 on Liston-Harris bout [7]
  • "Cut and Shoot" Roy Harris: Small town Fighter to Heavyweight Chamionship Bout! - Interview by Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing, March 9, 2011 [8]